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The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers by

The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers

The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers by
Oct 24, 2017 | 416 Pages
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    Oct 24, 2017 | 416 Pages

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Praise for Soho Press

“Soho Press consistently publishes top-notch novels that open windows on foreign underworlds off-limits to the casual traveler.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Praise for
The Usual Santas

“The holiday-infused collection The Usual Santas, gathers the cream of Soho’s international crime-writing crop . . . a festive multitude of short-story gem​s.”​
​​—​The Seattle Review of Books ​

“A fun collection of short stories from Soho authors in which the holidays feature somehow. Just the thing to start getting you in the mood.”
Raleigh News & Observer

“A feisty little collection by feisty little, globe-spinning Soho Crime, The Usual Santas rounds up holiday tales from all over the world that range from laugh-out-loud, spit-out-your-turkey hilarious to cry-in-your-wassail misery and woe.”
Mystery Scene

“Soho Crime draws from its impressive roster of authors for this outstanding Christmas-themed anthology . . . This is the perfect holiday gift for mystery fans.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“This holiday-themed collection presents 18 pieces of short fiction from an impressive roster of international mystery writers. The voices veer from darkly humorous ­(Helene Tursten and Mick Herron) to touching (Timothy Hallinan and Mette Ivie ­Harrison) to disturbing (Stuart Neville and Ed Lin), with tales set around the globe . . . thoroughly entertaining.”
—Library Journal

“Each bite-size mystery in this winning collection is a gift.” 

“This is a perfect stocking stuffer for any mystery fan—or any fan of excellent writing, engrossing stories, and holiday fun.”
—Ted Hertel, Deadly Pleasures Magazine

“The perfect stocking-stuffer for the crime or mystery fiction fan on your holiday gift list.”

The Usual Santas: a very good example of that kind of thing.”
—James R. Benn, author of the Billy Boyle mysteries

“I wished the book would never end, so I didn’t finish it.”
—Timothy Hallinan, author of the Junior Bender mysteries and the Poke Rafferty thrillers

“Nothing says Christmas like a story from a guy named Goldberg.”
—Tod Goldberg, New York Times bestselling co-author of The House of Secrets

“Buy this book or else. We know where you live.”
—Lene Kaaberbøl, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Boy in the Suitcase

“Soho Crime publishes a wide variety of consistently high-quality crime fiction, so I expected this collection to be a great read, and it didn’t disappoint. Not only does it feature holiday capers from a number of my favorite crime authors (Peter Lovesey, Stuart Neville, Helene Tursten, Mick Herron), it was also a great way to sample other Soho authors I haven’t read yet. Even if you’re not a fan of Christmas, you’ll love The Usual Santas!”
—Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books, Okemos, MI

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